Homeless World Cup

Intrigued to find out more? Click here for the official Homeless World Cup website.

5 a side Competition

Fundraising 5 a side competition was held on 12 August and raised over £650. A full report on the evening's activities is online now. Click here to read it. Photos are also available to view - Click here to see them.

Just Giving

If you are able to donate, please visit my Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly.
Every pound you give will go towards changing people's lives and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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Quick Note

Just a quick note to prevent any confusion: I'm not associated with, nor am I trying to pass myself off as, World Cup Willie, the 1966 World Cup Mascot. He's much more popular and handsome than I could ever be. If you want to find out more about him click here


Welcome to the World Cup Willy website for the 2010 Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Wondering what it’s all about? Read on …

I’m Wil, dedicated football fan, and one of just 30 volunteers worldwide assisting at the Homeless World Cup in September. We’ll be helping to organise teams, equipment, blogs, photography, media and more. The event has long-lasting effects with more than 70% of participants creating new lives for themselves after the event. The tournament gives the players a platform to work towards new jobs, health, homes, family, education and employment. Some players are even lucky enough to move into playing or coaching at pro or semi-pro level.

I’m really excited about helping this group of more than 500 people towards their new life and even more so because it’s being done through football. It’s going to be a fantastic experience for so many people, including me and I am grateful for all your support.

I’m going to be working hard over the next 5 months to raise lots of money for this event. I’ll be doing this in lots of different ways … and I always welcome suggestions from others. Drop me a line if you have an idea for me.

If you want to contact me, my email address is willy@worldcupwilly.net. I’m happy to hear from anyone … media, sponsors, football clubs, charities and more :)

What is this all about?

This is all about creating new futures for people ... through football. It's simple! And more than 500 people from across the world will have the opportunity by taking part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup. The event raises awareness of homelessness globally and drives people to change their lives with new health, jobs, homes, families and more. If you'd like to sponsor me, please click here.

Who am I?

I'm Wil, a football fan ... and now a volunteer at the 2010 Homeless World Cup. I've taken on the challenge of volunteering for the 2010 Homeless World Cup to combine my passion for football with a desire to help others. I'll be getting my hands dirty at the event, helping in a whole range of ways (lugging around equipment, directing teams, talking to the press, compiling results, writing blogs and more). It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and to make a difference to so many other people's lives.